Why does the app store not push updates

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gazzzmoly, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. gazzzmoly macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    I have been thinking for weeks that the app store would support push for updates. But it doesn't, that to me would have seemed lime the most logical first implementation. What are your thoughts ?

    Also I noticed the other day that instead of the updates button at the bottom I had more. ...... And when enters I had a redeem code Nd update. Now it seems to have gone back to just update. Weired !
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    The problem with that if you mean push the acutal update and not a notification about an available update is bandwith.
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Also nothing like pushing a bad update to people.
  4. kwjohns macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2007
    I agree. The App Store should send Push Notifications.
  5. aforty macrumors 65816

    Nov 27, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I agree, he'll let people choose if they even want to get an alert but for me a counter on thr app itself would be enough. This seems like a no brainer and would have stopped people from wondering "how do I turn push on, I don't see it in Settings."

  6. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    You will only see PUSH in settings when you have an App that supports it!
  7. brightlights macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    I think you've missed the point.

    I had also assumed that App update notifications would be the first thing to be pushed. Don't understand why they're not.
  8. frolo macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2006
    It would probably place a heavy load on the servers sending out push notifications to the millions of users out there. It seems like Apple is being very conservative with it so far.
  9. monksealpup macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Honolulu, HI, USA
  10. AHughes macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Its an amusing one but i've found with the test 3g i've been trialing that maybe a push notification would be better than what the device does know.

    But someone really needs to explain push notification to me...

    Do i pay for the data used to send it:confused:
  11. aforty macrumors 65816

    Nov 27, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Did you read my post at all?

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